Orienteering Symbol Sets Updated

OCAD has updated its symbol sets for orienteering and sprint orienteering after a revision by the IOF.

The new symbol sets are valid from 1st February 2024 and mandatory for IOF events from 1st January 2025.

  • Update Orienteering Symbol Set due to ISOM 2017-2 Revision 6

The most important changes:

New symbol added for Retained earth wall | New symbol added for Dangerous pit | New symbol added Continuing point after map exchange | Renumbering of certain symbols | Certain symbols for minimum sizes removed
  • Update Sprint Orienteering Symbol Set due to ISSprOM 2019-2 Revision 6

The most important changes:

New symbol added for Retained earth wall | New symbol added Continuing point after map exchange | New symbol added Area with obstacles | New symbol added Area runnable at lower level (521) |Renumbering of certain symbols | Certain symbols for minimum sizes removed
  • How to update your maps to the new specifications?

In OCAD, you can update a map drawn with ISOM 2017-2 or ISSprOM 2019-2 to the latest symbol set by using the function Update Symbol Set.

For maps that are drawn with an older symbol set, use the function Symbol Set Conversion. Check the page Symbol Set Overview to find out which symbol set you are using.

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